Thirteen Pounds

If you remember back to last week, I was home with a sick baby. I got right back into the my old stay-at-home-mom habits and after one too many days of not getting dressed, not doing my hair or makeup, and munching whenever I got hungry, I started to feel like crap.

It is amazing how quickly confidence can plummet.

I was quickly reminded of last summer when I tried to loose my baby weight. I felt huge (pic), my confidence was low, and I didn’t like leaving the house or looking at pictures of myself. I tried to loose weight on my own but soon decided to start Weight Watchers. I dropped from 166 lbs to 138 lbs. I had lost 28 lbs, including my baby weight and my marriage weight. I took a break for Christmas and cancelled Weight Watchers when I got pregnant.
And then I gained 13 pounds

Yes. 13 pounds.

Apparently this is what happens to emotional eaters.

It was hard to find motivation when all I wanted to do was stuff my body with junk. The first few months of this year were tough. I went through two miscarriages, sent my son to daycare, went back to work, got into a car accident, and dealt with pretty much every minor illness you can think of. So when I offered myself was offered chocolate or a glass of wine or a million baby cookies, I certainly did not have the desire to turn it down.

So I gained 13 pounds.
And I was not happy about it.

I decided it was time to do something! I decided it was time to feel good about myself when I get dressed in the morning. I decided it was time to feel sexy while spending time with my husband. I decided it was time to not be so scared about taking swimming lessons with my son. I decided it was time to get rid of those 13 pounds I have gained since the beginning of the year.

I started 30 Day Shred (again). I started the Couch to 5k Running program. I worked out for seven days straight. I went on Weight Watchers again.

I lost 2 pounds.

What I look like today (thanks to Spanx) – 17 lbs lighter than when I started losing weight, 11 lbs heavier than my lowest point. 24 lbs to goal. 



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